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Doctor insights on: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

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Are meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis the same thing?

Are meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis the same thing?

One of the causes: Blepharitis occurs due to many reasons. A cause of blepharitis is meibomian gland dysfunction sometimes referred to as posterior blepharitis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for acupuncture to work for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Is it possible for acupuncture to work for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Yes: Acupuncture was shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Dry Eye in a randomized Controlled trial compared with artificial tears. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3355143/ ...Read more

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What to know before trying acupuncture for meibomian gland dysfunction?

What to know before trying acupuncture for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Article for Review.: Acupuncture was shown to be beneficial in the treatment of Dry Eye in a randomized Controlled trial compared with artificial tears. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3355143/ ...Read more

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Does meibomian gland dysfunction cause a burning sensation on your eyelids?

Yes: Absolutely. There are specific clinical signs we see on exam such as early tear break up time. Please visit an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye which makes my vision VERY blurry even if I use warm compresses & artificial tears any other trearment?

I have meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye which makes my vision VERY blurry even if I use warm compresses & artificial tears any other trearment?

Intraductal probing: Dry eye can be quantitative (deficiency of tear production) or qualitative (deficiency of the oily layer, and less commonly the mucin layer). Meibomian gland disease exacerbates dry eye syndrome by disturbing the surfactant properties of the oily layer. Intraductal probing opens up the meibomian gland orifices. Punctal plugging can help preserve the tears you do make, and Restasis might help. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction, is this indicative of Sojgrens Syndrome . Also have fatigue, joint pain and trouble walking and dry mouth?

Diagnosed with Meibomian gland dysfunction, is this indicative of Sojgrens Syndrome . Also have fatigue, joint pain and trouble walking and dry mouth?

No.: All glands can be affected by Sjögren's syndrome but this is not a typical gland in that disease. The most common areas are parotid glands and salivary glands. To diagnose the problem you should have dry eyes and mouth as well as gland swelling and either abnormal labs (ANA, SS-A, or SS-B antibodies). Ultrasound of the gland is also now being used to help in some cases. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

What are your treatment options for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Blepharitis: This is a chronic condition that requires daily treatment for the rest of your life. Start by taking flaxseed oil capsules daily, then clean your eyelids using a product such as ocusoft. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist if this is not doing enough for you. ...Read more

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Can you please suggest treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Can you please suggest treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction?

Treatment: Is complex and chronic. Your ophthalmologist can help you manage this. Treatment options include expressing the glands, use of flax seed oil, lid hygiene, use of tetracyclines and restasis. ...Read more

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How to treat meibomian glands dysfunction caused by alergy while having alergy + dryeyes at same time? Eyemd said just wait till it heal by itself.

How to treat meibomian glands dysfunction caused by alergy while having alergy + dryeyes at same time? Eyemd said just wait till it heal by itself.

Oil tear gland: Meibomian gland an oil gland that provides oily lubrication to the tear film layer. Healthy tear film consist of liquid, oil, mucus and other protective chemicals. Its dysfunction will happen from lack of circulation. When the gland gets occluded with allergens, dust or debris it becomes dysfunctional. When it does not work it causes dry eyes and blepharitis(inflammation of the eye lids). ...Read more